Cyber fraud: EFCC tenders Naira Marley’s laptop, iPhone in court
The trial of musician Azeez Fashola with the stage name Naira Marley for credit card fraud opened on Wednesday before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission tendered as exhibits an Apple laptop and an iPhone said to have been recovered from him.
At the trial opening on Wednesday, an investigator with the EFCC, Nuru Buhari, said the anti-graft agency retrieved “damning evidence of credit card fraud from Naira Marley’s laptop.
Buhari, who told the court that he works in the EFCC forensic department, said an analysis of Naira Marley’s laptop showed that he frequented the top five most-visited websites which deal in buying and selling stolen credit cards.
The investigator said his team also found a file named, Select BIN 101.txt and .txt., and on opening the file they discovered it contained “stolen credit card information with special status that allows transaction up to $12,000 without a pin or physical card.”
Justice Nicholas Oweibo adjourned his case to tomorrow, Thursday for continuation of trial.
Naira Marley is facing 11 criminal counts before Justice Nicholas Oweibo. At his first arraignment in May, he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N2m, with two sureties.